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The Importance of Discipline In Branding: An Interesting, Unlikely Case Study Courtesy of Fletcher V. Doig
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • September 15 2016

As the owners of international brands know well, vigilance is critical to sustaining and enhancing global identity, exclusivity, differentiation and


Damages per work set at lowest end of commercial range where, inter alia, infringement appeared to be the product of both parties' poor record-keeping and rights management
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 21 2016

In this copyright infringement claim, the Applicants alleged that they own or control the copyright to 21 musical works and that the Respondents


A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed


Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • May 25 2011

The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide


Federal Court of Canada decision encourages creation of historical fiction
  • Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
  • Canada
  • September 22 2016

The publishing industry in Canada recently welcomed a Federal Court of Canada decision dismissing a claim in copyright brought by documentary


A practical guide to software license agreements: term and termination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2012

Software licenses and associated services are usually time-limited and subject to early termination


Repeat offender ordered to pay $100,000 in damages for selling five infringing copies of Microsoft software
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 31 2016

Microsoft has been awarded damages and an injunction against the unauthorized copying of several of its programs by the individual defendant. The


Copyright infringement claim successful by way of application
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 7 2016

In the recent decision of Microsoft Corporation v Liu, the Federal Court granted Microsoft’s application in part, finding that the respondent, Mr


The Copyright Modernization Act: aligning Canadian copyright laws with the realities of the digital economy
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2013

Rapid advances in the digital economy have shifted how consumers interact with copyrighted content. Many jurisdictions have amended their laws to


Nine copyright infringement cases remain stayed while a tenth proceeds to trial to decide the common issues
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 24 2016

The Federal Court has upheld a case management Prothonotary's decision staying nine of ten actions by the same plaintiff, Blacklock's Reporter